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Watanabe Inn

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Miyajima-cho Takimachi 215-1, Hatsukaichi 739-0524, Hiroshima Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always wanted to visit Japan and wanted to experience a true Japanese cultural experience. We found it all at Watanabe Inn. When we booked this accommodation the owner kindly emailed us asking about our dietary requirements for our stay, we were also advised that when we arrived at the ferry terminal at Miyajima to call the Inn from... More 

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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in May for two nights - it was our second experience of a ryokan on our holiday and this was certainly a cut above the one in Hakone. As soon as we arrived we were given a warm welcome and tea and cake before our host showed us to our room and explained everything to us. It's... More 

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florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at the Watanabe Inn, for most people, will be one of those once in a lifetime experiences. It begins with your host meeting you at the ferry stop, a quick ride to the Inn and you're brought to your room. Very traditional Japanese. If you have chosen correctly,you have a large bedroom/ dining area, a large soaking tub, and... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed here last July for 2 nights. Couldnt fault a thing! The family went totally above and beyond at all times. Such a pieceful location, running stream, next to the main temple. We chose to stay 2 nights in the island to avoid the crowds, and to enjoy some tranquility when the day trippers had gone home. Watanabe and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Owned by a local family who welcomed us with great hospitality, this ryokan offers a wonderful traditional Japanese experience. It is located right next to the Daisho-in temple, and 5 minutes from the Itsukushima Shrine. We had a gorgeous room with a private wooden bath and forest view. The food was above and beyond, and our hosts went out of... More 

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hersham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a truly hospitable little Ryokan and is right by the Daisho-in temple. Ask the tourist information to call Watanabe Inn on arrival at the port for a quick pick-up. Rooms here are spacious with beautiful views of the Daisho-In Temple and private wooden baths, complete with a magic “run bath” button! It is unusual to have a private... More 

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It was the most relaxing experience in Japan. The Ryokan was amazing. Delicious food and impecable presentation. The rooms were comfortable and exceptionally clean. Thank you to the Watanabe family for sharing their warmth and culture with us. Will definitely stay longer on my next visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The reception we received at his Ryokan was really exemplary for the Japanese hospitality. This estabishment offers a genuine Japanese experience, yet provides all modern comfort one could wish for. The location is absolutely fabulous, close to all the heritage sites. The food is fantastic, fresh and as authentic as it gets. The Watanabe family, who run the place, take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights here in September 2014. It was our first Ryokan experience in Japan. Lovely welcome from the family with tea and local cakes. The room was large and light with a great feel. The bathroom was a good size with a lovely wooden bath and modern workings. We were shown the traditional dress and encouraged to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our two night stay at Watanabe Inn. We stayed in the Momiji room, which was even more beautiful and larger than it appeared on the website. It looked down upon a small stream and was very quiet. We slept very well both nights we were there. The breakfasts and dinners were exceptional and the... More 

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